The organizations that oppose a non-compete ban in the United States include US Chamber of Commerce, American Medical Association, the Restaurant Law Center, members of US Senate, and the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Category: Texas Business Law
Can Public Information Вe a Trade Secret?
Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property. Their theft can lead to civil litigation against the alleged thief, as well as criminal prosecution by
Avoid These Legal Traps When Launching a Side Hustle
Employment agreements will generally state whether an employee can engage in other jobs while working for an employer. Some employment agreements contain what is commonly called No Moonlighting clause, which will explain whether an employee can have another job and whether they need to have the employer’s permission first.
Texas Court Enters a Trade Secrets Injunction Against a Healthcare Staffing Company Based on Its Manager’s Actions
A Texas federal court recently entered an injunction against a healthcare staffing company that works with federal agencies ordering it to (1) return information brought to it by a new hire from his previous employer and (2) not to use such information in any way to submit bids on any staffing contracts with federal agencies.
Are Non-Competes Enforceable for Employees Fired for Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine?
Texas employees who refuse COVID-19 vaccine may be terminated. If they have a non-compete agreement with their employer, assuming the agreement meets the appropriate legal requirements, i.e., among other things, is reasonable, has geographic, scope, and term restrictions, and is supported by consideration, the fact that the employee was terminated or quit over the COVID-19 vaccine requirement, is not going to make the agreement invalid.
Are Surgery Centers’ Non-Compete Agreements Valid in Texas?
In recent years, it has become quite common for surgeons to become part owners of free-standing ambulatory surgery centers in Texas. Often, their purchase of the ownership comes with the strings attached – a requirement that they perform a certain number of surgeries at that particular ACS and that they do not compete with the ACS within a certain geographic radius.